Join the thousands of people around the UK kick-starting their 2019 in the most positive way.
RED January, a month-long community initiative, encourages people to get active every day, to beat the blues away. In 2019, you can now take part in RED January in aid of Buckinghamshire Mind, ensuring that you can not only support your own mental health wellbeing but also that of local people experiencing a mental health problem.
RED January is a free community initiative, encouraging people to get active every day to support their mental health. You can walk, run, swim, cycle (whatever you fancy!), the aim is to get moving daily, whilst raising awareness and support for mental health. It gives people a focus during a characteristically tough month and supports ‘REDers’ through its online community.
“The focus of RED January is on a flexible exercise schedule that suits the individual so it’s very accessible. You can set your goals to suit you, making the initiative meaningful to each person,” says Andrea McCubbin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Mind.
“By taking part in aid of Buckinghamshire Mind, you will be supporting our vital local mental health services, including befriending, counselling, training, peer support groups, children and young people’s services, wellbeing groups and our older adults’ service.”
RED is founded on research that shows physical activity can have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing and even reduce symptoms of mental illness such as depression and anxiety. In the post RED January 2018 survey, 87% of REDers reported feeling significantly better physically and mentally, after getting active every day.
Anyone wishing to fundraise, can now do so for Buckinghamshire Mind. The money raised supports the charity’s vital work in the local community, helping to fund mental health services in Buckinghamshire and ensuring everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the help and respect they deserve.
For RED, January is just the beginning. There are many REDers who continue their newfound (or rekindled) relationship with exercise into the future. RED’s mission is to promote the positive power of physical activity for both body and mind all year round and the RED community is there every step, splash and pedal of the way.
To take part in RED January 2019, register for free here
For more information on RED January visit: www.redtogether.co.uk